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Good morning Mikechell,

 

Thank you for the compliment. I truly enjoy building these. It gives me time to use my hands and mind. I also like how it lets me use my creative side. As far as cost, I start at $4500, and time, I start with a piece of paper and a pencil, approx. 300 hours later I deliver a boat to the customer. I have built 11 boats to date and have one that is in production right now. I'd like to finish it this year, however life might get in the way of that happening.

 

Michael

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Micheal the Kayak is beautiful, very nice woodworking skills you have. I love the inlay on the deck. I agree with Dan you should start up a new post and share some pics of your work, I'd enjoy seeing more of it myself.

 

Steve

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Michael

You start with a piece of paper and a pencil... and you build a kayak? Wow! You must be one of those guys Ann Heche talked about in the movie "Six Days, Seven Nights". You know: "you give him a Q-tip and he builds you a shopping mall".

 

Nevertheless, the kayak is incredibly beautiful. I'd be afraid to use it lest I got a scratch on it. It reminds me of the old classic wooden outboard motorboats like my uncle used to have. Second the call for posting more photos.

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I am completely humbled by your complements. Thank you All.

 

I will sit down sometime soon and see if I cam add more to the pictures.

 

FlaFly, I have put many sctatches in kayaks before. They are all repairable. That is one of thebest parts of these. I'll also post a picture of what it looks like when someone clips the kayak while it is on the truck. Again , everything is fully repairable.

 

Michael

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Repairable or not, I'd cry if a boat like that got "clipped by a truck". A real work of craft, I look forward to seeing more.

Cheers,

C.

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I flew AC130s and MC130s for twenty years in the USAF. Retired four years ago and haven't looked back!

 

Now I am pursuing the joy of Fly Fishing and all that it entails!

 

:)

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During the first several years of my Marine Corps time, I was an Aviation Electronics technician on C130s. Great plane, most versatile aircraft ever built.

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During the first several years of my Marine Corps time, I was an Aviation Electronics technician on C130s. Great plane, most versatile aircraft ever built.

.Not if you took a couple of nice rides off the end of the strip in AnKhe Vietnam cause the came in too hot and couldn't stop. LOL

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That's pilot error ... not aircraft failure.

But of course, you would be correct ... that would be a "bad" experience.

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I was not in Vietnam but I have witnessed my share of aircraft mishaps.

 

I have been an Air Traffic Controller for the past 20 years, so you could say I dont really work just get paid to sit around and talk. Spent 14 years in the Navy then decided I got paid more on the outside. I have been working as a civilian controller for the past 6 years and now I work for the Army in SE Germany.

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(Un)Civil Engineer working in water resources including drinking water, wastewater treatment and disposal, and stormwater management including non-point source pollution mitigation or prevention. Also work in landfill development/closure including module expansion, gas collection, clean closure, evapotranspirative covers/caps, and so forth. I would like to move into steam/river remediation someday, maybe after I retire. IM not so HO they need more civil engineer's involved with the remediation process. Someone needs to help those geologists and environmental scientists understand and replicate natural process biggrin.png (my wife is a geologist).

 

Everything I needed to learn about water hydraulics I learned from standing a stream waving a stick (no joke). If you can understand flows (around obstacles, rocks, through pools. riffles, holes, and so on) and how a holding fish will use them you have more than half the battle won. The rest is figuring what you need to do with it and showing how it works with math and the application of different materials.

 

Jim

 

P.S. To all you vets; IMHO your service is the most valuable of all. None of us could even consider doing what we chose to do without you.

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